The Long Dark is a first-person survival video game developed and published by Hinterland Studio. You will have a role of a crash-landed bush pilot who must survive the frigid Canadian wilderness after a global disaster.
The Long Dark is a thoughtful, exploration-survival experience that challenges you as a solo players to think for your explore an expansive frozen wilderness in the aftermath of a geomagnetic disaster. There are no zombies, only you, the cold, and all the threats Mother Nature can muster.
EPISODE ONE - “Do Not Go Gentle”
Bush pilot Will Mackenzie (player character) and Dr. Astrid Greenwood are separated after their plane crashes deep in the Northern Canadian wilderness in the aftermath of a mysterious flash of light in the sky. Struggling to survive as he desperately searches for Astrid, Mackenzie comes across the small town of Milton, where he begins to understand the scope of this quiet apocalypse.
EPISODE TWO - “Luminance Fugue”
Mackenzie’s search for Astrid takes him deeper into the savage Winter wilderness. A mysterious trapper may be the key to finding Astrid, but can he be trusted?
NO HAND HOLDING
The game challenges players to think for themselves by providing the information but never the answers. You have to earn the right to survive.
When you die in Survival Mode, your save is deleted. Every decision matters. Note: that WINTERMUTE does not feature permadeath.
CONDITION & CALORIES
Monitor your Hunger, Thirst, Fatigue, and Cold as you struggle to balance resources with the energy needed to obtain them. Every action costs Calories, and time is your most precious resource. Choose your path carefully.
SCOUR THE WORLD FOR SUPPLIES
Over 100 gear items including Tools, Light Sources, Weapons, First Aid supplies, Clothing, and more.
A VAST LIVING WORLD
Explore a 50 square kilometre Northern Canadian wilderness in search of precious supplies. In Winter. Dynamic time of day, weather, wildlife presence, etc. provide just enough randomness to keep things challenging.
SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST
Hunt, fish, trap, climb, map, search for life-saving food and gear items, and try to avoid dying from the hostile wildlife, succumbing to hypothermia, frostbite, or dysentery, find and maintain your life-saving gear. Hunt and be hunted by: Wolves, Bears, Moose, Rabbits, Deers, Crows, and more to come in future updates.
CHOOSE YOUR EXPERIENCE
Four distinct Experience Modes let you find a challenge level you are comfortable with, such as Pilgrim Mode, which is meant to be quiet and pensive, all the way to Interloper Mode, where only the most experienced survivors have a chance to last a week. If none of the four Experiences suits you, use Custom Mode settings to tailor your Survival Mode game to your specific tastes.
Survival is your only goal, and death your only end. Make your own survival story with every game.
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